Rivett

Date of Entry: 10/11/2019
Surname: Rivett
Christian Names: Shaun Francisco
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Melbourne
Service #: 8532566
Service: Army Reserve
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: 07.08.2007
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

Shaun Francisco Rivett was born on the 3 August, 1990.

He is a false pretender, a medal cheat and a valour thief. He has gained favour and positions in the Australian Federal Government Border Force (ABF) with his deception.

In 2007, at the age of 17, Rivett joined the Australian Army part time Reserves.(ARes) His initial posting was the Reserve 5/6 Infantry Unit, Royal Victoria Regiment. He resigned from the ARes in August, 2009.

He then enlisted in the Australia Regular Army in August, 2012. From August to November, 2012, Rivett completed Regular Army Recruit Training at Kapooka, 1RTB. Following Recruit Training he attended Singleton School of Infantry where he completed Infantry Corps Training. He was then posted to 6 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment for a few months. In July, 2013, he was terminated from the Australia Regular Army. He then returned to the Australian Reserves 5/6 Infantry Unit, Royal Victoria Regiment as a part time Private soldier.

These dates are significant. He has informed work colleagues and others that he served in the Australia Regular Army in Afghanistan in 2010. However, he was not a member of the Australian Defence Force in any capacity at this time.

ANZMI has received several statements about the false claims of Rivett.

WITNESS 1.

1. That he served with Corporal (name withheld) in Afghanistan in 2010 as an Assistant Group Commander B Company, 2 Commando Regiment.
2. That he had been involved in numerous fire fights where he had killed Taliban soldiers.
3.That his PTSD was so severe he would see combatants he had shot in his rear vision mirror.
4. In 2018 Rivett applied for a position with a Government Department detailing his fake resume Special Forces overseas deployment.
5. In 2019 he went to Afghanistan to rescue a mate captured who was working as a Private Contractor.

WITNESS 2.

1. That he was in Delta Company 2 Commando Regiment.
2. That when he was in the DEA, he went to Afghanistan and destroyed crops.
3. He spoke about all the times he was in conflict with the Taliban enemy.
4. That he then went to 1 Commando Regiment as a Leader, and they were not as professional as 2 Commando, so he left and requested a posting to "Stand by Reserves."

There are a number of other reports to ANZMI detailing false claims made by Rivett. We will not list them here, as they do not take the matter further.

On the 12 June 2018, Rivett joined the Australian Border Force, (ABF) Melbourne, Australia Home Affairs, and is currently employed by that Government Department, in the Mobile Deployment Team. Evidence suggests that he included false military service on his application to join ABF.

Rivett 1 jpg.



In the above photograph Rivett is wearing the following medals.

1. Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) Not entitled.
2. Afghanistan Medal. Not entitled.
3. Australian Service Medal. (ASM) Not entitled.
4. Australian Operational Service Medal. (AOSM) Not entitled.
5. Australian Defence Medal. Not entitled.
6. NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal (ISAF) Not entitled.

Rivett 2 jpg.



The above photograph (a reverse selfie) shows Rivett, in Australia Border Force uniform, wearing the purchased Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) above his false medal riband rack and the unawarded Meritorious Unit Citation (MUC) above his name tag.

Rivett has never been awarded any of the medals, the ICB or the MUC. He has purchased them and awarded them to himself.

Rivett 3 jpg



The above Certificate of Service is inconsistent with his claims of Active Service in the Australian Army. There are no references to any Australian military medals or other awards listed on this document. It is dated 13 September, 2019. It is also not signed by the person named at the foot of the document. The dates are also inconsistent with the termination of his ARes service in August, 2009 and his claims of Afghanistan deployment in 2010. It is a forgery.

Rivett wears the purchased ribands and medals on duty in his ABF role as the occasion presents.

Rivett has committed some very serious offences against the Australian Defence Act 1903 Sections 80A – Falsely representing himself to be a returned soldier - and 80B - Improper use of service decorations - in wearing Australian Military awards that have not been issued to him. Penalty $3,300 fine or six months imprisonment or both.

The fact that he wears the medals and or ribands on duty in a Federal Government ABF uniform is most likely a sackable offence. It will also not go down well with the Australian Department of Defence, where he is still an Army Standby Reserve Rifleman in Melbourne.

Rivett was sent two emails to offer him an opportunity to explain his behaviour. He decided not to respond.

Rivett has stolen the honour of genuine Afghanistan veterans for his own selfish ideals, both in his workplace and on commemorative occasions.

Rivett could not cope with Australian Regular Army life. He quit after 11 months and returned to part time soldiering.

The veteran community will not stand by and see imposters like Rivett gain advantages due to his deceit, immoral and illegal behaviour. Particularly in the work force.

He will no doubt be reported to his Federal Government employers, the ABF and the Australian Department of Defence, and hopefully he will receive his appropriate comeuppance.

His current employers should re-visit his 2018 ABF Employment Application for any credibility issues. The Australian Federal Police may also take an interest in the matter.

Identical offences were committed by Ross James Russo of Clifton Beach Queensland. Another former Australian Army Reserve and RAN rating, a false pretender, liar and wannabee, who fraudulently wore un-awarded ribands on his Queensland Corrective Services uniform. Russo also told lies to the Queensland Department of Health about his false claims of Australian Defence Force active service to gain a permanent Supervisors position in that Department. See below.

www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/valour-thieves/644

An update will be provided on ANZMI as events unfold.

Powered by SobiPro